Stan Kenton

Broadcast Transcriptions 1941-1945

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Broadcast Transcriptions 1941-1945 Review

by Scott Yanow

The music on this CD, 13 selections from 1941 and 17 from 1944, was mostly out previously on Hindsight LPs although the Stan Kenton Mosaic box set does not duplicate any of the performances. These radio transcriptions add to what is known about Stan Kenton's music for the 1941 tracks precede his orchestra's first studio recordings while the later selections are from a little-documented period with six vocals by Anita O'Day. The earlier performances feature the leader's ambitious writing (which made his big band from the start sound quite unique) and short solos from trumpeter Chico Alvarez and tenor-saxophonist Red Dorris. The 1944 band had almost completely different personnel with most of the solos taken by trumpeter Buddy Childers and Emmett Carls on tenor (although the young Stan Getz has two spots). Highly recommended to Stan Kenton collectors who do not already have the Hindsight sets.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Stan Kenton 01:21 Amazon
2 Stan Kenton 02:03 Amazon
3 Stan Kenton 01:49 Amazon
4 Stan Kenton 02:25 Amazon
5 Stan Kenton 02:01 Amazon
6 Stan Kenton 03:07 Amazon
7 Stan Kenton 01:38 Amazon
8 Stan Kenton 03:22 Amazon
9 Stan Kenton 02:47 Amazon
10 Stan Kenton 02:13 Amazon
11 Stan Kenton 01:44 Amazon
12 Stan Kenton 02:18 Amazon
13 Stan Kenton 00:45 Amazon
14 Stan Kenton 02:57 Amazon
15 Stan Kenton feat: Anita O'Day 02:22 Amazon
16 Stan Kenton 02:14 Amazon
17 Stan Kenton feat: Anita O'Day 02:20 Amazon
18 Stan Kenton feat: Anita O'Day 02:06 Amazon
19 Stan Kenton 03:19 Amazon
20 Stan Kenton feat: Anita O'Day 02:50 Amazon
21 Stan Kenton 02:38 Amazon
22 Stan Kenton feat: Anita O'Day 02:32 Amazon
23 Stan Kenton 02:40 Amazon
24 Stan Kenton feat: Gene Howard 03:51 Amazon
25 Stan Kenton 02:22 Amazon
26 Stan Kenton feat: Anita O'Day 02:58 Amazon
27 Stan Kenton feat: Anita O'Day 02:31 Amazon
28 Stan Kenton feat: Anita O'Day 03:15 Amazon
29 Stan Kenton 03:32 Amazon
30 Stan Kenton 03:12 Amazon
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